CBS Sports Network to televise UConn vs. Boston College at Fenway Park – CBS sports.com (blog)
A college football game being played in one of sports’ most historic and iconic stadiums will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network this fall. On Wednesday, it was announced that the nonconference game between Boston College and UConn in Fenway Park would be broadcast on CBSSN on Nov. 18.
Despite the event being played in Boston, the Huskies are the host for the game, which is part of The Fenway Gridiron Series presented by “Your Call Football.” Boston College won last year’s game vs. UConn 30 and holds the all-time series lead 11-0-2.
“When we announced this event, we promised a first class experience for our alumni and fans,” said UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict in a statement. “To date we have sold a significant share of our ticket allotment and setting a game time will allow everyone to lock in their plans for what will most definitely be a memorable day and night of UConn Football.
“I want to thank our partners at CBS Sports and the American Athletic Conference for making it possible for this game time to be set so far in advance,” Benedict said. “One of the goals of working with Fenway Sports Management to move this home game was to create an event that people would not want to miss. We also wanted to make sure that UConn fans all over the country would be able to experience the 2017 edition of this New England rivalry, whether in person or on national television. This is a match-up that should be televised annually and we are excited that this year it will be.”
This is the first time for UConn to be playing at Fenway and the 77th time for Boston College.